It took until the fourth quarter for the New Orleans Hornets to raise their energy level and play with the urgency needed to be productive. But it came too late as the Hornets suffered their eighth consecutive loss 103-96 to the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night at the Oracle Arena. Similar to Sunday night’s 95-94 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers, the Hornets came close but not close enough. After trailing by a 12-point deficit with just more than seven minutes to play, Hornets rookie Anthony Davis made a layup and free throw to tie the score at 92 with 4:07 remaining. But the Warriors didn’t fold down the stretch, especially after former Hornets point guard Jarrett Jack made four throws in the final 1:24 that helped build their lead back to seven.
Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports